Jennifer Straitz is a Contributing Writer for the Tufts Daily.


Andris Nelsons conducts eclectic mix of old, new works

Now in its 132nd season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) continues to please audiences young and old with renditions of modern and classical musical works. On April 10, the BSO performed Schuller, Mozart and Strauss as part of its UnderScore Friday Series. The series adds an extra element to the evening’s performance in the form of anything from […]


Julia Stein performs her heart out with TDC, Tufts Takht, Wind Ensemble

Tufts University will surely miss the energy of senior psychology major Julia Stein when she makes her way into the real world this May.  But Stein isn’t getting sentimental quite yet. In an email interview with the Daily, she not so solemnly reminisced about her time dabbling in various artistic groups at Tufts, from Concert Board to […]


Game of Thrones leak puts fans in awkward position

This past weekend, “Game of Thrones” (2011 – present) enthusiasts were thrown a curveball: The first four episodes of the fifth season of the wildly popular HBO show were leaked online. Fans were subsequently forced to answer the question — to watch or not to watch the leaked episodes? The moral answer is clear: The leak was illegal, […]


Al Dente Ristorante serves large portions at good prices

The North End, while a classic location for those looking to attend a street festival or go on a date, can be intimidating with its seemingly endless options for Italian food.  From “Panza” to “Mare” to “Tresca,” it’s easy to see how the names of the restaurants in Boston’s famous Italian neighborhood can start to run together for […]


‘Dr. Faustus’ brings hell to the classroom

The unaware student may have been slightly confused upon walking into Barnum 008 this past week, as there were some rather unusual course descriptions scrawled onto the blackboard at the front of the room.  “Doctor John Faustus, Magical Arts 024, Barnum 008, Office: Aidekman 666, TA: Klaus Wagner” doesn’t exactly sound like the credentials of the […]


Silent rave to happen tonight in Crane Room

Campus swanster Marcella Hastings is honing her creativity yet again.  Luckily, all of the Tufts community will have a chance to participate in her latest enterprise tonight, April 2, at the Crane Room, where Hastings is set to host a silent rave.  This is no April Fool’s joke; this dance party is actually happening. A silent rave is an […]


The Daily Arts department goes on spring break

While there’s nothing that the Daily Arts section loves more than a tale about teenage vagabonds causing mischief in Miami over that precious and precocious nine days in almost-spring (à la Harmony Korine’s 2012 masterpiece “Spring Breakers,” because who doesn’t love machine guns, a blonde Vanessa Hudgens and a hawaiian-shirt clad James Franco?), we know […]


Silk Road Ensemble draws on diverse musical traditions

When one thinks of renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, one likely pictures a soloist surrounded by accompanying string players in a full orchestra, with classical music wafting toward the audience. However, through the 2014-2015 season of the Celebrity Series of Boston, symphony-goers were recently treated to a quite different type of performance by the Silk Road Ensemble, […]


Mumford and Sons explore fresh musical territory with single ‘Believe’

While students everywhere in Boston rejoiced for the inkling of spring weather on March 9, fans of Mumford and Sons had something extra to be excited about: the release of the band’s single, “Believe.” The London band’s first new music since the release of its second studio album “Babel” (2012), “Believe” signifies a significant departure from the […]


Drew Page shows versatility, working with multiple Tufts performance arts groups

Behind the timpani in Wind Ensemble, a painted mask in HYPE! mime troupe, a puppet in “From Orchids to Octopi: An Evolutionary Love Story” (premiered in 2010) and the drum set in the upcoming Drama Production “Richard III” (first performed in 1633), Drew Page’s versatile talent has been anything but hidden during his time at Tufts. The senior, […]


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